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Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?
By Nicole Letourneau and Mary Lougheed

According to Statistics Canada, while Canada has made significant strides toward breastfeeding as a cultural norm — for example 89 percent of women initiated breastfeeding in 2012, compared to 69 percent in 1982 — we still have a long way to go.

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down
By Erin Schryer and Nicole Letourneau

National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada every November 20th since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents describing children’s rights: The 1959 United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’
By Leonard G. Flett and Nicole Letourneau

Canadian Indigenous people have been described as “ghosts of history,” spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that Indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history

The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong
By Jon McGavock

Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue Le droit à un logement sûr et abordable, un enjeu de santé
Par Danyaal Raza et Ritika Goel

Lorsqu’on ne se sent pas bien, que ce soit à cause d’un rhume mineur ou d’une maladie fatale, le désir de rester chez soi, dans un cadre sûr et confortable où l’on peut prendre du repos et récupérer, est un sentiment universel. Mais si ce lieu est lui-même une cause de stress et de maladie, que faire?

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue
By Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel

When you’re feeling unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the desire for a safe and comfortable place to rest and recuperate, is a universal one. But what if your home itself is a source of stress and illness?

From grievance to growth: How Indigenous-led business partnerships can lead the way From grievance to growth
By James Wilson

Moving Manitoba’s Indigenous peoples from the liability to asset column was a topic that consumed some of Manitoba’s most innovative First Nations and mainstream business minds during a two-day ‘design-thinking boot camp’ recently.

See our 10 Most Popular Videos and Podcasts from our YouTube Channel
By Kathleen O'Grady and Eileen Boriskewich

2015 saw us create a regular podcast series on health policy produced by our media intern and Radio Canada journalist, Melanie-Meloche Holubowski. It’s proven to be popular, along with our less frequently created video content.

Most popular health policy content on EvidenceNetwork 2011_2015 Most popular health policy content on EvidenceNetwork.ca, 2011-2015
By Nanci Armstrong and Kathleen O'Grady

Since 2011, we’ve published well over 500 original op-eds, podcasts, videos and backgrounders on controversial and timely health policy issues in Canada and had them published widely in every major media outlet across the country.

Check out the most popular articles on the EvidenceNetwork.ca site from 2015 Check out the most popular articles on the EvidenceNetwork.ca site from 2015
By Nanci Armstrong and Kathleen O'Grady

It was another great year for content produced by Evidence Network experts and authors. We created more than 150 original op-eds, podcasts, videos, posters and backgrounders on a wide range of health policy issues for publication in the mainstream media.


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